Auditor, 2014 Election


Date: November 4, 2014
Cycle: 2014
Office: Auditor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Rebecca Otto Incumbent Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 988,102 51.51 +11.54
Randy Gilbert Man Republican 766,814 39.98
Patrick Dean Man Independence 76,845 4.01
Judith Schwartzbacker Woman Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis 55,132 2.87
Keegan Iversen Man Libertarian 30,397 1.58

Auditor Otto was reelected to a third term.

Gilbert was an accountant from Wayzata and former Mayor of Long Lake (2005-2010).

Dean was a certified public accountant from Lake Elmo.

Schwartzbacker was a resident of Minneapolis, former college instructor, small business owner, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018, and Grasroots-Legalize Cannabis nominee for the 8th CD in 2020.

Iverson was a resident of Rockford, former Minnesota National Guard member (2004-2010), and military contractor in Iraq.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 2015-2016 (p. 507).